George Blankenship

  • George Blankenship  -  Tesla Motors

    There must be days where Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk feels his multiple burdens more acutely than others. Today may be one, because yesterday was not a good day for Tesla. First, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a new set of publicity rules for its crash-testing results that contained an explicit threat to Tesla. You may remember that the Model S performed very well on those tests--so well, in fact, that it broke some of the NHTSA's testing equipment during the process. Then you may recall that the NHTSA rebuked Tesla for a Tesla press release that said, NHTSA...

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    Tesla Now Making, Delivering 500 Model S Electric Cars Weekly

    With a backlog of more than 10,000 depositors for the Tesla Model S, its maker is making and delivering electric luxury sedans as fast as it can. Among other benefits, that may allow Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] to achieve CEO Elon Musk's suggestion that the company could be profitable for the first...

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    Auto Dealer Groups Escalate Battle Against Tesla Stores

    If we had to pick one word to describe Tesla Motors, "audacious" would be at the top of the list. Not only did founder Elon Musk decide to build a car company, which in itself is pretty gutsy. He chose to create a car company that builds nothing but electric cars -- pricey, high-end electric cars...

  • Tesla Store  -  Portland OR
    Tesla Opens Portland Store, Passes A Million Visitors So Far In 2012

    By the sales numbers—even if you consider the 20,000 Model S sedans (which Green Car Reports drove this week, with a first drive review and video post) the company hopes to sell annually—Tesla Motors [NSDQ: TSLA] is a small niche automaker. But based on what the upstart electric...

  • George Blankenship
    From GAP To The Electric Car: Tesla’s George Blankenship

    How do you go from selling clothes to electric cars? George Blankenship, Tesla’s Vice President of Design and Store Development knows. A 20-year veteran of global clothing store GAP and the man responsible for Apple’s successful retail stores, Blankenship jokes that these previous jobs...

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